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Walking into the unknown...and trying to make a difference one step at a time.
Amount Raised
$3,125.00
Fundraising Goal $3,000.00

My Message

Nothing fills me up more than the feeling that I may have made a difference in someone's life. So, it was in this vein, that I decided to look to a cause with which I could become involved. After researching several charitable organizations, Cuso International's vision, "a world without poverty", resonated with me. Having gone through the training and copious amounts of research, I am convinced I have chosen well. Their values of "people as agents of change, knowledge as a powerful tool, progress through working together, and thinking globally we can change the world", are values that I too would like to live up to. I really like their commitment to "sending people not money" to train and empower people while working with the tenet of equality and equity. And so, I am preparing for a journey into very unfamiliar territory. I will be volunteering for two years in a northwest province of Cambodia, as a "Teaching and Learning Advisor" with the Provincial Office of Education. Somehow, I suspect I will be the one doing a lot of learning. The Khmer language is my most immediate challenge as I try to bend my head around a language with no semblance of anything recognizable. By the very nature of being born and raised in Canada, I have been born lucky. Now, I want to do whatever I can to improve the lives of others. Part of being a volunteer for Cuso is developing community awareness and fundraising. Hence, this message. If you would like to learn more about Cuso, please go to their website or contact me. If you would like to support Cuso's effort by making a donation, and helping with my fundraising goal, please follow the instuctions on this page. You can also make a donation directly to me and I will forward the money and information to Cuso. Any donation over $10 is considered a charitable donation for tax purposes. Donating to Cuso, also gives you great value for your money as EVERY DOLLAR DONATED is matched 10:1 by CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency). So, every $10 donation is worth $100 to Cuso. All of the money donated goes to Cuso. Thank you so much for helping Cuso International by showing your support for me as I embark on this journey. It means a lot to me to know that I have a community of people behind me. Stay tuned for updates by checking out my blog is at: http://andreascambodianjourney.blogspot.com Note: I will be having a support-farewell-fundraising potluck at Studio B in Grand Forks, January 21st, 2012. I'd love to see you there and spread the word. More on this later. With much appreciation, Andrea Please support CUSO-VSO - an international development charity that works through professional volunteers who live and work at the heart of communities in over 40 countries around the world. Working in partnership with local colleagues, they share their skills and expertise to help find long-term solutions to poverty. Please support CUSO-VSO - an international development charity that works through professional volunteers who live and work at the heart of communities in over 40 countries around the world. Working in partnership with local colleagues, they share their skills and expertise to help find long-term solutions to poverty.

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Thank you to my sponsors:

John Westaway donated an undisclosed amount
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Denise Poupard left a message
Jan 23, 2012 10:13 PM
You are one of my heroes Andrea, a true inspiration. We will be so happy following your adventure.
Denise Poupard & Larry Hudema donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 23, 2012 10:03 PM
Tara, Sage left a message
Jan 23, 2012 2:13 PM
Wishing you an amazing adventure, Andrea! We are looking forward to hearing all about your journey and seeing some pictures, too!
Tara Sherstobitoff donated $20.00
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Brian & Addison donated $100.00
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Jan 17, 2012 10:35 PM
What a generous thing you are doing. Good luck and safe travelling. Judy H.
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Jane and Jim Grey donated $50.00
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Bob and Lynda MacLean left a message
Jan 16, 2012 3:18 PM
Thanks for inlcuding Lynda and I in your messaging. Be safe, be strong, live life to the fullest. Sorry we can not make the pot luck.
Leslie left a message
Jan 15, 2012 3:49 PM
I sent CUSO the wrong email: it should be ladavidson1951@gmail.com. Sorry. Leslie
Leslie and Lincoln left a message
Jan 15, 2012 3:43 PM
Such an adventure awaits you, Andrea! We will be thinking of you. Travel safely, enjoy, and we look forward to your return...and your stories. Much love.
Leslie Davidson donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 15, 2012 3:41 PM
Leslie and Ed Matthews donated $100.00
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Robert Sauve left a message
Jan 14, 2012 7:17 PM
A short message for now - I will send an email before you leave. So teacher, you will have learned in your classroom experience that there are few throw-away moments; every moment is an opportunity to role model and reach out, to promote /provoke change. Here is a bit from a poem that my son passed on to me 15 years ago - it has become a mantra: "Every moment thus carries The monumental in the ordinary; Transcending the political And hinting at the evolutionary."
Naomi left a message
Jan 14, 2012 5:07 PM
Have the most amazing adventure! I promise to keep in touch, and will save some snow for your return!
Naomi Ford donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 14, 2012 5:06 PM
Letty left a message
Jan 7, 2012 2:39 PM
Andrea, you are an inspiration to us all! Best wishes for safe
Letty Kohn donated $25.00
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Dec 13, 2011 10:39 AM
Irene left a message
Dec 12, 2011 8:02 PM
Andrea, it has been such a pleasure knowing you. I so admire you. I'm looking forward to hearing more and maybe someday I'll follow in your footsteps!
Irene Mock donated $100.00
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Dec 3, 2011 5:50 PM
My donation is a combo Birthday and Christmas gift to you dear sister. I am so excited for you and know that the lives you touch will be made better for having had you in their lives. Stay committed, and stay safe. Love you
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